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Australia Art in Nature

Sisters Grimm recently reached out to the HEA to find out how they could encourage home educated students to enter the Australia Art in Nature competition. We are very excited by the opportunities this offers our community, and we think you will be too. Combining creative and performing arts with science and tackling climate change, this is a competition with many built in learning opportunities. Entry is easy, and it's free. Read on to find out more about the project, and the people who imagined it.

Free to enter & open to all under 18’s

Supporting mental wellbeing, inclusivity and equality, creativity, quality family time, educational, raising awareness of environmental issues and climate change.

Hi everyone,

We are the founders and directors of Sisters Grimm.

I’m Pietra Mello-Pittman MBE, I’m half Brazilian, born in Brazil and grew up in England and I was a former ballerina in the Royal Ballet for 13 years.

I set up Sisters Grimm in 2009 with Ella Spira MBE who is a Grammy nominated composer and painter and she’s British-Jewish and third-generation holocaust survivor.

We’ve grown Sisters Grimm to be an Award-Winning Production Company of culturally-themed Dance-Musicals that sell out and tour internationally, Music Videos garnering multi millions of views, films and immersive exhibitions. Now in our 13th year, with offices in London and recently Dubai, our work is socially relevant, and has important messages engaging audiences by being entertaining and accessible without compromising on artistic disciplines.

Our last live shows before the pandemic were of a INALA- a Zulu ballet that in 2019 played London’s West End, Prince Harry‘s concert at Hampton Court Palace, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, The Royal Albert Hall and then toured China. We received MBE’s last year from Prince Charles at Windsor Castle for our contribution to the Creative Industry and International trade.

We have a Global Reach of 200 million and 7000 young people and their families have been a part of our Social Impact Programme which was about giving young people from lower socio-economic areas access to our shows and workshops for free and introducing young people to all the careers in the live entertainment industry, and often unconventional routes to them which they may not know about.

The idea for ‘Art In Nature’ came when we were working in the United Arab Emirates during the pandemic, and we could see that there was beautiful nature and natural places that are lesser known. We wanted to spotlight these areas, that anyone can access for free, and inspire people to be more engaged with their natural environment for a balance in life and for mental and physical well-being. As we were exploring the country ourselves Ella would paint and I would put on my pointe shoes and we would respond creatively to the surroundings and from that we created a music video called ‘United’, composed by Ella and her Arab collaborator DB Gad. It was us revealing our intimate artistic journal of our discoveries and Ella’s paintings and it had over 1 million views.

So, we thought “let’s put this out for everyone to take part in” and ‘Art In Nature’ was born.

When we launched it in the UAE at the beginning of last year we received over 1000 artwork submissions from 100 schools in a very short period of time and the music video called ‘Windows of the Mind” released on World Wildlife Day had over 3.5 million views and garnered great support from the press, teachers, parents and participants.

Every submission went on an online gallery that was searchable so participants could see their art amongst the others and every submission received a signed certificate of participation congratulating them for being a part of a Sisters Grimm project. The feedback was brilliant, and we are now launching it globally with scientific partners.

For Australia Art In Nature, we are really lucky to be partnered with The Science and Technology Facilities Council and RAL Space (NASA of the Uk) for their UK/Australia Agro climate space program using Earth observation data and technology for agriculture and the climate.

So we now have amazing additional imagery and information to inspire participants even more for their artworks and to educate further on the impacts of climate change and the many positive decisions and choices available that can have a positive impact on the climate.

Art In Nature is cost free and devised to be flexible and allow for maximum participation. It gives children the opportunity to learn outside the usual environment and enjoy the many benefits of nature for their mental and physical well-being and to inspire artistic creative expression and family connection. They are free to choose from creating a painting, drawing, mixed media collage, or 3-D model from any medium as long as an adult can take a photo of the final piece and either upload via our easy online form or email it directly to us - simple!

Your child can choose to enter two categories:

  1. the NATURE category of their experience in local nature, whether it be the environment, animals, plants or habitats, or

  2. the ENVIRONMENTAL category which is inspired by the Earth observation and agro/climate science.

The music video that will launch on our YouTube channel on the 22nd of March for World Water Day, will be made up of only artwork submissions from young people across Australia for the original song composed by Ella and Corinne Gibbons featuring Uncle Ozzy (Oswald Cruse) an aboriginal elder and activist who we are blessed to have been introduced to.

By Sisters Grimm

Grammy Nominated and MBE Awarded Sisters Grimm launch ‘Australia Art in Nature’

tackling climate change on 1st February 2022

New Music Video featuring the art of thousands of Australian children to be released on 22nd March for World Water Day

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Instagram: @artinnatureglobal @sistersgrimmshows

Facebook: @ArtInNatureSG, @sistersgrimmltd

Twitter: @EllaPietra, @ArtInNatureSG

LinkedIn: @sisters-grimm-ltd, @art-in-nature-global

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